Little Kitten – Dr Ken Harvey On Complimentary Medicines – ABC’s The Checkout

Great show, excellent ideas and one well-needed commentary: Don't trust the claims made by many companies who sell complementary medicines, says Medicinal Drug Policy expert Dr Ken Harvey. … [Read more...]

Atheist Foundation Of Australia Releases National Curriculum Submission

"Unfortunately, the secular and free nature of Australia is under attack by two main programs within the public school system: Special Religious Instruction (SRI) and the National Schools Chaplaincy and Secular Youth Worker Program (NSCSWP)." - AFA I'm fairly certain that you would have seen some recent Australian developments regarding these claims; The Friendly Atheist covered one development with Australian Group Protesting Public School Religious Indoctrination Puts Up a Billboard of … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Wolverine – The Musical

I'm currently going through what is the largest 'to-do' list I've had in a while, which includes getting emails answered and audio online and my birthday celebration organised... so when that's done, I'll let you know. In the meantime: … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – What Do We Want? (A Snickers Ad)

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The This Is What I Think Of You Below The Line Voting Guide To The Western Australian Senate Re-Election

For everyone who isn't in my part of the world, the Western Australian Senate re-election will be held on Saturday April 5. The reason why it's a re-election is because we voted last September, but a re-count was called for because the contest for the last two seats left were really close... and it was discovered that around 1300 ballot papers went missing. This isn't typical for this country, you'll be pleased to hear. So, we're back to the polls again. It is recommended that if you … [Read more...]

Founder Of Wikipedia Makes A Stand Against “Holistic Approaches To Healing”

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I only just landed back home yesterday and everything is still kind of blurry and so on. I'll post a blog entry about the Melbourne adventures later. And chase up all that I-owe-you-email-and-postage-and-audio things I am desperately behind on. But I was cheered by the sight of this: … [Read more...]

“Ooh, Aahh, Glenn McGrath” – Notes On The Birth of Uncool: How TISM Gatecrashed Melbourne Music

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There's never been a popular teenager yet who's done rat's with their life. It's the fucking dorks that give it a real go. Glenn McGrath got 5 for 50 that day. - The Parable Of Glenn McGrath's Haircut, This Is Serious, Mum. What follows is the email I sent to Digital Cuttlefish, around midnight, when I couldn't get to sleep due to the time difference while staying in a hotel in Melbourne: Linley has a tattoo. A tattoo about TISM. I don't have any tattoos, but I still don't think I'd be … [Read more...]

“How do we know what is true?” Narrated by Stephen Fry – That’s Humanism!

And a happy St Patrick's Day! A short Humanist animation about how we learn what's true through the use of evidence and science … [Read more...]

Perth: A Few Local Events That Are Science-y (And Awesome)

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I keep meaning to do this and I should just post and tell you to check them out (and they're touring shows, so check your local listings if you're in Australia!): Green Porno - Perth Concert Hall, WA Date: Wed 19 Mar 2014 - 8:00pm Screen icon Isabella Rossellini is coming to Australia to perform her new, playful and wonderfully odd stage show Green Porno, a one-woman comedy about mating in the natural world. In Green Porno, Rossellini takes us on an unusual and fascinating … [Read more...]

Apparently It’s Pi / Pie Day In The USA… Updates On Other Podcasting, Travel-Stuff

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Here is the logo (I made this! I've learned that "hipster" can be code for "I've done five lessons in graphic art!") for the radio show I contribute to. It is kind of pie shaped. You're welcome. Over here it's just March 14th. Or as we have it in our dating system, 14/03/2014. It's very, very confusing to see the US date system and risk screwing things up by thinking it's day/month/year when it's MONTH/day/year over there. At least, it has been whenever I've travelled and hesitated over … [Read more...]